All Genres: Documentary, Music
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA, UK
Rating: 7.5 (0)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Sound: Sonics-DDP, DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
- There are two sides to the American dream.
Writing by: Steven Zaillian – (written by)
Mark Jacobson – (article "The Return of Superfly")
Produced by: Steve Bing – producer
Michael Cohl – producer
Mick Jagger – executive producer
Victoria Pearman – producer
Keith Richards – executive producer
Jane Rose – co-executive producer
Charlie Watts – executive producer
Zane Weiner – producer
Ron Wood – executive producer (as Ronnie Wood)
Cast: Mick Jagger – Himself (also archive footage)
Keith Richards – Himself (also archive footage)
Charlie Watts – Himself (also archive footage)
Ron Wood – Himself (as Ronnie Wood)
Christina Aguilera – Herself
Buddy Guy – Himself
Jack White – Himself (as Jack White III)
Darryl Jones – Himself
Lisa Fischer – Herself
Bernard Fowler – Himself
Blondie Chaplin – Himself
Music: Marc Streitenfeld
Official Website: Visit Website
Plot Outline: A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their “A Bigger Bang” tour.
Plot: Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in “Shine A Light,” a look at The Rolling Stones.” Scorcese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
At the end of the closing credits, Frank Lucas approaches the camera and fires one shot from a pistol directly at the audience.
Goofs: We know about 51 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Revealing mistakes: Moses Jones (played by RZA of the Wu Tang Clan) sports a prominent Wu Tang Clan tattoo on his left upper arm, especially visible in the first briefing scene of the newly formed narcotics unit. Additionally, upon close examination, the tattoo features his name RZA set inside the Wu Tang Clan logo.
Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- First documentary to open the Berlin Film Festival (7 February 2008).
- Legendary executive and co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, died as a result of a head injury he sustained from falling backstage at the opening night of the two day concert series and their subsequent filming. The film closes with a dedication to him. Eerily enough, this is not the only death to result from an incident that took place during the filming of a Rolling Stones concert documentary. In 1969 a fan named Meredith Hunter was stabbed and beaten by members of the Hells Angels who were hired as security at the now infamous free concert by the Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway. This tragic event was captured during the filming of another famous Stones concert documentary, Gimme Shelter (1970).
- The two Rolling Stones concerts filmed for “Shine a Light” took place at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. It is their second film to be shown in the IMAX format. Because of a lack of appropriate IMAX cinemas in Manhattan upon the release of the IMAX film “At The Max” in 1991, the film had to be shown at a non-conventional venue: the Beacon Theatre.